California Democratic Party abandons incumbent Feinstein, endorses opponent

Dianne FeinsteinThe California Democratic Party voted to endorse a progressive state senator over incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein for the U.S. Senate in the party’s executive board meeting in Oakland, California, on Saturday.

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Though Feinstein beat state Sen. Kevin de León, 51, by nearly 33 points in the jungle primary last month, progressive grassroots activists have largely taken control of the state party apparatus in recent years and have pushed for a more liberal candidate to take on the Trump administration.

This is the second time they have elected to endorse de León over 85-year-old Feinstein, who has served California in the U.S. Senate since 1992.

According to the balloting results, the decision was made by 333 voting members who make up the California Democratic Party’s executive board. While de León received 65 percent of the vote with 217 votes, Feinstein earned a paltry 22 votes or 7 percent. Rather than endorse either candidate, 94 members elected to vote for no endorsement. …

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  1. showandtell says

    It doesn’t matter, it won’t help him, as much as they’d like it to

  2. Damocles says


  3. Bogiewheel says

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein is being dropped , not by the Party, but by the influence of the Latino Political faction of Southern California. Just
    remember, elections have consequences, and Mexico just had theirs.

  4. And you can thank deLeon for his ridiculous mandate for 100% carbon free energy by some future date. He is too stupid to look at Europe who already realize this won’t work.

  5. R Jensen says

    wow democrats finally showing a bit of common sense

  6. showandtell says

    I’ve posted this video before but I don’t suppose it will hurt to post it again.
    If you have trouble voting for Feinstein, just remember you are voting against this guy:
    “Kevin De Leon caught participating in ‘Brown Power’ event”
    By the way, have you ever noticed how he imitates Obama’s speaking patterns and body language? That’s what he thinks — that he’ll win a Senate seat then run for President like Obama did. End his political career once and for all by holding your nose and voting for Feinstein this time around.

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